Rock News Randoms 4-20-22

Rock News Randoms 4-20-22

The Ohio State Athletic Band rocked a tribute to VAN HALEN during a half time performance at the spring game on April 16.

TAYLOR HAWKINS appears posthumously on the EDGAR WINTER track, “Guess I’ll Go Away”, part of a tribute to Edgar’s brother Johnny.

73-year-old ROBERT PLANT says he’s become the old man on the “Led Zeppelin 4” album cover. 

ACE FREHLEY‘s original, hand-drawn KISS logo is hitting the auction block, with a starting price of $50,000. 

Rumors of a touring celebration of VAN HALEN‘s music are now confirmed, and apparently talks have included ALEX VAN HALEN, JOE SATRIANI, JASON NEWSTED and possibly DAVID LEE ROTH.

Check out KIRK HAMMETT‘s new solo track, “High Plains Drifter”

78-year-old WHO frontman ROGER DALTREY still hopes he dies before he gets old . . . because he doesn’t think he’s old.  Quote, “I think it’s a state of mind, age . . . You can’t measure age in years; you can’t measure a lifetime in years.  A life is a life.” Check out the full story from the Palm Beach Post.

JUDAS PRIEST’s ROB HALFORD has another book on the way. “Biblical: Rob Halford’s Heavy Metal Scriptures” will be out on November 1, and will feature musings, stories and more about a variety of subjects.

JOURNEY‘s “Don’t Stop Believin'” and QUEEN‘s “Bohemian Rhapsody” are among the individual songs that have been selected for induction into the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry.

GEDDY LEE says that NEIL PEART wanted to keep his illness “in the house”, and not reveal anything to the public. Check out the full interview.

Weird tour riders are always fun to hear about. Metallica had this one: During their 2004 tour, they requested bacon to be served with every meal. Check out more here.

Season one of “No Cover”, a new music competition TV show, debuts Wednesday, April 20. Judges include ALICE COOPER and GAVIN ROSSDALE of BUSH, among others. The goal is to find the best unsigned original artists out there.